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elongate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of elongate

  1. to make longer <in his paintings the artist elongated the bodies of angels to give them a spiritual quality> Synonyms drag (out), draw out, extend, lengthen, outstretch, prolong, protract, stretchRelated Words amplify, enlarge, expand, increase; attenuate, thinNear Antonyms decrease, diminish, lessen, reduce; thickenAntonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, cut, cut back, shorten




elongate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of elongate

  1. of great extent from end to end <the giraffe's elongate neck is thought to be the result of natural selection> Synonyms long (or elongated), extended, king-size (or king-sized), lengthyRelated Words extensive, far-reaching, longish, outstretched; oblong, rectangular; big, biggish, considerable, hefty, hulking, jumbo, large, largish, overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, superNear Antonyms abbreviated, abridged, curtailed, diminished, shortened; bitty, diminutive, little, miniature, minute, puny, small, smallish, teeny, tiny, undersized (also undersize), weeAntonyms brief, curt, short, shortish



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